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Jalen Hurts gets into Alabama blowout in first quarter

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  By Larry Brown  |  Last updated 9/8/18

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Nick Saban is getting both of his quarterbacks plenty of action early in the season, as promised.

Sophomore Tua Tagovailoa started for Alabama in their game against Arkansas State on Saturday. He threw three touchdown passes in the team’s first four possessions, helping Bama go up 19-0.

For the Crimson Tide’s fifth possession, Tagovailoa was replaced at quarterback by Jalen Hurts. Hurts led a nice drive from Bama’s 16 to the Arkansas State 4 before he lost a fumble.

Alabama has played two games so far and Hurts has seen action in both. Saban was careful throughout the offseason not to name a starter and to deflect questions about a quarterback controversy. He’s trying to give both playing time, which actually makes one wonder whether the red shirt report is accurate.

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PLAYERS: Jalen HurtsNick SabanTua Tagovailoa
TEAMS: Alabama Crimson Tide

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